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(Social Reader)   Scientists have discovered the 'reset button' to your body clock, meaning that a cure for jet lag is just around the corner. The only side effect is that it flashes "12:00" in your mother-in-law's brain   (socialreader.com) divider line 30
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2013-10-07 03:42:37 PM
Scientists have discovered the 'reset button' to your body clock

Life extension, biatches!

meaning that a cure for jet lag is just around the corner.

Oh.
 
2013-10-07 03:49:46 PM
"The only side effect is that it flashes "12:00" in your mother-in-law's brain"

That's a feature, not a bug.
 
2013-10-07 03:56:18 PM
Yay! Soon we can begin adopting level 1 tech support scripts into healthcare.
 
2013-10-07 04:00:54 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Scientists have discovered the 'reset button' to your body clock

Life extension, biatches!

meaning that a cure for jet lag is just around the corner.

Oh.


It's possible that it plays a role in the length of our lives, we don't know enough to rule it out.  It's worth looking into though.  But considering the fact that they speed up the clock, I'll pass until we know the effects for certain.

 The team of scientists discovered that by interfering with the vasopressin receptors - brain cell 'ears' that allow them to talk to each other - allows the clock to move more rapidly.
 
2013-10-07 04:02:38 PM

JohnAnnArbor: "The only side effect is that it flashes "12:00" in your mother-in-law's brain"

That's a feature, not a bug.


That would be an improvement over fox news: glen beck that is flashing on and off randomly now
 
2013-10-07 04:03:31 PM
Soonish, I'll travel a few hours off my clock.  Hoping this thread might be kind enough to deliver a few "for now, this helps" tips.
 
2013-10-07 04:06:39 PM
Have you tried turning him off and turning him on again?

/always works for me.
 
2013-10-07 04:12:48 PM
The team, led by Yoshiaki Yamaguchi, examined genetically modified mice with no vasopressin receptors and found they were able to re-adjust clocks that have been put back eight days within one day.

Normal mice took six days to adjust and eight days if their clock was put forward eight hours. Mice without vasopressin receptors again managed to re-adjust their clocks more rapidly and adjusted within two days.


The author of this article apparently needs to get some sleep.
 
2013-10-07 04:19:01 PM
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I discovered the reset button to my body clock years ago at my local drugstore. Works like a charm.
 
2013-10-07 04:20:09 PM

jjwars1: Yay! Soon we can begin adopting level 1 tech support scripts into healthcare.


"Please power cycle your metabolism"?

/no, "What OS are you running, Windows or Macintosh?" would be first.
//Shiboleet!
 
2013-10-07 04:32:31 PM
So is it one of those buttons that's in a tiny hole that requires a pin to press?
 
2013-10-07 04:34:07 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Scientists have discovered the 'reset button' to your body clock

Life extension, biatches!

meaning that a cure for jet lag is just around the corner.

Oh.


Pretty much my exact same order of thoughts as well.
 
2013-10-07 04:35:46 PM
Great. Now it's Olivia Newton-John in my head.
Let's reset your body clock.. your body clock.
 
2013-10-07 04:37:51 PM
I was hoping this means I would never need to sleep again.

/sleep is such a waste of time...
 
2013-10-07 04:50:38 PM
Vasopressin plays a significant role in maintaining blood pressure and fluid balance. I don't know that I'd want to mess with that just to fight off some jet lag.
 
2013-10-07 04:55:34 PM

Rihlsul: Soonish, I'll travel a few hours off my clock.  Hoping this thread might be kind enough to deliver a few "for now, this helps" tips.


Going east or west?

Going east - try to get on the new schedule in advance.
No alcohol.
Get a window seat on the plane and conk out right away.
When they wake you in the morning, turn on the overhead light and stare at it for 2 minutes
DO NOT NAP ON THE FIRST DAY

Going west - just stay up as long as possible on the first day, but no caffeine or alcohol

Going east sucks more, but you're over it in a day.  Going west can take a couple of days to get synched up.
 
2013-10-07 04:57:04 PM

MrEricSir: [img94.imageshack.us image 300x300]

I discovered the reset button to my body clock years ago at my local drugstore. Works like a charm.


<speak voice="ArchieBunker">Unh-unh, I won't be takin' none'a that stuff on a bet! Ain't that what, y'know, black people have too much of in their skin there, Edith hanh?</speak>
 
2013-10-07 06:13:48 PM
Ringing Satan's doorbell?

*clicks article*

Dammit!
 
2013-10-07 06:45:55 PM

MrEricSir: [img94.imageshack.us image 300x300]

I discovered the reset button to my body clock years ago at my local drugstore. Works like a charm.


Congratulations, you've displayed your limited understanding of the difficulties some individuals face in the realm of sleep and sleep disorders.
 
2013-10-07 07:08:36 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: MrEricSir: [img94.imageshack.us image 300x300]

I discovered the reset button to my body clock years ago at my local drugstore. Works like a charm.

Congratulations, you've displayed your limited understanding of the difficulties some individuals face in the realm of sleep and sleep disorders.


Congratulations, you've discovered how to leave a comment without reading the first sentence of the article.
 
2013-10-07 07:53:28 PM

gnosis301: So is it one of those buttons that's in a tiny hole that requires a pin to press?



That's a different kind of reset. More like clearing the CMOS settings...

lh4.googleusercontent.com

=Smidge=
 
2013-10-07 07:58:08 PM
The "feast-fast" 4 day pre-travel diet has always worked well for me:  http://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/22/travel/the-jet-lag-diet.html
 
2013-10-07 08:10:31 PM
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2013-10-07 08:19:46 PM

jjwars1: Yay! Soon we can begin adopting level 1 tech support scripts into healthcare.


Please to be whack yourself off and on again?
 
2013-10-07 08:55:16 PM

FlyPanAm: [img2.findthebest.com image 298x298]


You. I like you.
 
2013-10-07 10:25:49 PM
Wake me when they find the snooze button.
 
2013-10-08 05:46:25 AM
When I'm left to my own devices (which I often am) I don't do 24 hour cycles at all. Typically the last few months I'll stay up for 35-40 hours, then stay in bed for 18 or so, then maybe spend a couple days swapping awake and asleep every few hours, then I'll back to the 35-40 hour cycle again.

I drink a lot too, that may have something to do with it.
 
2013-10-08 11:13:08 AM
My natural sleep cycle seems to run 25-26 hours so I gradually creep out of phase with clock time as the week progresses, and most of my weekends are dedicated to catching up on missed sleep and getting back to waking up at a civilized hour.

A reset button like this could be a godsend.
 
2013-10-08 11:39:38 AM

postnobills: My natural sleep cycle seems to run 25-26 hours so I gradually creep out of phase with clock time as the week progresses, and most of my weekends are dedicated to catching up on missed sleep and getting back to waking up at a civilized hour.

A reset button like this could be a godsend.


In the absence of any external clues, most human clocks run an hour or two over.  You need sunlight.  You don't work 2nd or 3rd shift, do you?
 
2013-10-08 03:06:15 PM

FrancoFile: Rihlsul: Soonish, I'll travel a few hours off my clock.  Hoping this thread might be kind enough to deliver a few "for now, this helps" tips.

Going east or west?

Going east - try to get on the new schedule in advance.
No alcohol.
Get a window seat on the plane and conk out right away.
When they wake you in the morning, turn on the overhead light and stare at it for 2 minutes
DO NOT NAP ON THE FIRST DAY

Going west - just stay up as long as possible on the first day, but no caffeine or alcohol

Going east sucks more, but you're over it in a day.  Going west can take a couple of days to get synched up.


Thanks.  East this time, roughly managed to get it so I can sleep over the destination's "night time" on the plane.  Glad to hear that was a good strat.
 
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